katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing)

The community of Nain in northern Labrador is rich with breathtaking landscapes and people with a strong storytelling history.

Created through the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival’s FRAMED film educations series, in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government, this film explores throat singing – a special talent and traditional game for both fun and public entertainment, which was nearly destroyed but has since been revived.

Creative team

Directors: Caroline Nochasak, Heather Angnatok, Jason Dicker, Jennifer Semigak, Joshua Jararuse, Matmatil Angnatok, Maxwell Saksagiak, Nancy Nochasak, Sarah Semigak Lidd, Jenn Brown, Troy Maher
Producer: Jenn Brown

Filmmakers’ statement

On behalf of the FRAMED Nain team, we’d like to thank everyone involved with the project and to acknowledge the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and their film mentor crew, along with the Nunatsiavut Government, for the opportunity to make our film.

About the filmmakers

In July 2015, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival partnered with the Nunatsiavut Government to bring their FRAMED film education series to northern Labrador, creating short films with youth participants in Nain and Hopedale.

Led by professional filmmakers, the five-day film camp started with the basics of filmmaking and trained participants to use the gear, followed by two shoot days, two editing days, and wrapped by watching a rough cut of their film.

FRAMED has been empowering and training youth to share their stories for 18 years.

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